Kiss My Scratch
24th Jun 2019
Downstairs - Pleasance London
Suitable for ages 16 and above
Kiss My Scratch presents an evening where anything can go - drag, cabaret, multimedia, comedy, queer and spoken word just to begin with. And all you need to do is grab a drink and dare yourself to see something different with the wondrous creators who dare to be.
Monday June 24th
Following her genre-defying smash-hit, Triple Threat, Lucy McCormick is back to crawl through the annals of history in this enthusiastically humiliating exploration of power and purpose. Joined by friends with benefits, Samir Kennedy and Ted Rodgers, Lucy is back with her trademark concoction of dance, song, absurdist art and minor breakdowns.
‘Lucy McCormick has the moves of Beyoncé, the lungs of Christina Aguilera and the morals of a punk iconoclast’ **** (Scotsman)
Subverting the Saturday night staple, meet Maz, Jo and Dee, three women on the wrong side of 40 - or so they're told. Join the Aunts as they host their very own sitcom chat show, celebrating the foibles and value of community!
ALISSA ANNE JEUN YI
After her award-nominated Edinburgh debut Love Songs, Alissa Anne Jeun Yi presents a scratch of her juicy new show: BANANA. A comedy cabaret that aims to peel back the contradictions and complexities of what exactly it means to be a young, hot, mixed-race, British East Asian. And then some.
Cabaret & Drag Artiste, hailing from a small, working-class seaside town (and due to having a voice that struggles to sound genuine even when he tries) Jack aims to thank the women that uplifted, empowered and enthralled him as he grew up by creating work that celebrates and showcases the strength, resilience and loyalty that inspires him still to this day.
Katie is a writer-performer who uses spoken word, sketch, improv and audience participation to discover how a story demands to be told, in this case a story about the peculiarities of being bisexual. Previously, Katie has performed at She Grrrowls, New Word Order, Chelsea College of Arts and in a very nice living room. Current show ‘Minor Disruptions’, about the queerness of childhood, is heading up to Edinburgh Fringe in August.
Maeve Scullion is from Pontypridd in South Wales. She writes about politics, spirituality, religion, history, science and identity. She has worked with the Arcola Queer Collective, Kali Theatre Company, POW LGBTQ project with Spread the Word and she is a former member of Roundhouse Poetry collective.
Maeve is developing a piece about the effects of Climate Change and climate change activism. Interlinking personal experiences with mental health, it explores how young people feel disempowered by the way Climate Change is being actively ignored by many major world government and corporations, and how it creates a sense of apocalypse, that there is no future, and there is no alternative.
Kerensa has decided she’s not having children. Whenever she expresses this she gets curious and mixed reactions. Join Kerensa as she attempts to understand why being child -free is fundamentally challenging to us all, herself included. Expect psychedelic trips, a breeding aphid and a bit of bad dancing in an attempt to avoid those quiet moments where fear and loneliness creep in.
Hosted by Elf Lyons (Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show Nominee)
Lineups subject to change.
15% off the ticket price for groups of 5+